ProctorU releases automated AI-based online proctoring solution

ProctorU has launched ProctorU Auto, which the company calls the industry’s most advanced, fully automated artificial intelligence (AI)-based online proctoring solution. Having previously developed a full suite of online proctoring and identity management solutions for education, professional development and certification organizations, ProctorU created its automated solution to complement the current offering. ProctorU Auto uses sophisticated technology to verify test-taker identity with multi-factor authentication. Using AI technology, the solution then flags any suspicious behavior in real-time, providing a recorded test session

ForgeRock completes $88M Series D investment round

ForgeRock has completed a $88 million Series D investment round led by Accel with participation from KKR, Meritech Capital Partners and Foundation Capita, which brings the company’s total of raised investments to more than $140 million, according to a report by Techcrunch. The company plans to use the new capital to significantly grow its team, expand the product offering and continue its international expansion with particular attention to China in the coming year. ForgeRock’s identity management platform can be scaled

Gemalto issues H1 2017 results with $1.7B in revenue

Gemalto issued the results for H1 2017 in which the company’s total revenue was €1.39 billion (US$1.7 billion) and gross profit decreased €84 million (US$100 million) to €502 million (US$597.3 million) compared to H1 2016. The company’s operating expenses fell by €5 million (US$5.9 million) to €409 million (US$486.7 million) compared to the same period last year, while its profits from operations was €93 million (US$110.6 million). Gemalto’s acquired Identity Management Business contributed €1.5 million (US$1.8 million) in operational profit

CLEAR biometric identity membership platform deployed at Comerica Park

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has been deployed at Comerica Park in Detroit. Using CLEAR, Detroit Tigers fans can quickly move through security with the touch of a finger or blink of an eye. The launch at Comerica Park expands CLEAR’s nationwide footprint to 24 airports and seven stadiums nationwide including Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York, Coors Field in Denver, Marlins Park and American Airlines Arena in Miami, and AT&T Park in San Francisco. Tigers fans can

Biometrics in the developing world

With just over 12 years to go to meet UN Sustainable Development goal 16.9 of providing universal legal identity by 2030, technology purpose-built for the developing world is bringing the ambition within reach. The biometrics market for the developing world, however, is distinct from that of the developed world in some significant respects, and the developing world market will have to mature for the full benefit of these advanced technologies and good intentions to be achieved. With the recognition that

EAB Research Projects Conference 2017

EAB Research Projects Conference 2017 September 18-19, 2017 Darmstadt, Germany Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management funded by the European Commission. In cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, and Fraunhofer IGD. Featuring presentations from the projects: ARIES, iBorderCtrl, PYCSEL, AMBER, LIGHTest, ABC4EU, HECTOS, BODEGA, PROTECT, SWAN, INGRESS, FastPass or Tabula Rasa. Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany Program and Registration:

CLEAR launches at Salt Lake City International Airport

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has launched at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The launch at SLC, Terminal 2, expands CLEAR’s network of touch points to nearly 30 U.S. airports and sports stadiums nationwide. CLEAR recently launched at Los Angeles International Airport and five additional airports this year alone. “The SLC International Airport is pleased to partner with CLEAR to provide a new option for travelers to reduce their wait time in security,” said Salt Lake City International Airport

European Association for Biometrics announces EAB-RPC 2017

The fourth annual EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) will take place September 18-19 at the Fraunhofer IGD research institute in Darmstadt, Germany. The conference is organized by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, through its Cyber and Digital Citizens’ security unit. The EAB-RPC 2017 will be co-located with the EAB Research Awards and the IEEE BIOSIG Conference, later that same week. The conference is currently the largest event

Accenture, Microsoft demonstrate digital identity prototype at ID2020 Summit

Accenture has partnered with with Microsoft and Avanade to provide blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private partnership that is working towards implementing digital identity on a global basis by leveraging secure and well-established systems. The companies have developed a blockchain technology-based identity prototype that runs on Microsoft Azure, designed to enable users to control who has access to their personal information, as well as when to release and share data. Using an advanced decentralized, or “distributed,”

SecuGen and M2SYS partner on new software suite

M2SYS Technology announced a new partnership to help customers using SecuGen fingerprint readers accelerate their projects with a suite of cloud-based biometric identification management software tools called CloudABIS. The partnership will help to speed deployment and facilitate the software development process for SecuGen’s global partner network. “Implementation of biometric identity management projects often poses a host of challenges such as integration, development obstacles, licensing issues, and on-going maintenance which cost precious time, resources, and money,” explained Mizan Rahman, founder of